2.5 hours 1.5km

From the main carpark, walk down the beach towards the rockpools and the Ricketts Point nautical mile beacon (the wooden triangle pictured).

Search the rockpools for signs of life and the shores, rocks and beaches for fossils.

2.3km up the road is the Beaumaris Fossil Bay Site (see map), a great place to search for fossils next to the Yacht Squadron.

To see the rockpools go at low tide and wear closed shoes as rocks can be sharp! Beware of the Blue-ringed octopus, so don’t put hands into rockpools!

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ID What You See. Picture Gallery

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    Rockpool Secrets

    What might you find around the rocks, on the beach and shore?

    Picture Gallery 
  • Ammonite Fossil Gumnut Trails gallery illustration

    Fossils & Rocks

    What fossils will you find on the shores? Or buried deep in our ancient rocks?

    Picture Gallery 
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    Birds, bugs, rockpool secrets, rocks and fossils, animal traces and more.

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Extra Activities

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What's Swaying Beneath the Waves? Snorkel it!

Say hello to waving sea forests, foraging fish, scuttling crabs, spiky sea urchins and other curious sea creatures! Choose a calm day and use your goggles or snorkel to peak below the surface.

What did you see?

Come Along To A Marine Care Group Event.

The local Marine Care have events and activities to get involved with. See their website for more information.

Join an activity run by the local Marine Care

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